The salvage of the Golden Ray required ripping the ship into eight sections for the VB10000 to lift. Enhanced metal anchor chains were used, not diamond cutting chains. Sawing action from under the capsized hull through to the decks literally tore through the structural metal parts causing multiple releases of hazardous liquids into St Simons Bay. This pristine ecology will not recover for generations, if ever! It is now recognized as the most costly and involved salvage of a commercial vessel inside territorial water in US history. ??️
I know that in the USA everything seems bigger and better, but now you are quite wrong. In a small country, the Netherlands, which has 17 million inhabitants, the famous Smit salvage has been established for decades and has a leading role and has established a huge name worldwide.